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Old 02-03-2014
Alternative for /usr/sbin/userdbset on Linux


I am currently on HPUX and migrating to Linux RHEL 6.4

This program on hpux:


is puzzling me on linux.

Does anyone know the equivilent program forked or used on linux.

This program is mentioned in our user reset script.

here is a strings of the userdbset for some clues.


# strings /usr/sbin/userdbset|more
Attribute %s is not valid for non-local users.
Invalid username : %s
userdbset: unable to access /etc/security.dsc
userdbset: internal error - unable to process /etc/security.dsc
Incorrect LOGIN_TIMES specification : %s=%s.
Invalid argument : %s=%s
%s is out of range.
Unknown attribute : %s
userdbset: unable to access /etc/security.dsc
userdbset: internal error - unable to process /etc/security.dsc
WARNING: Corrupt userdb - bad checksum found in %s user : %s, run userdbck.
Unable to import data - cannot open data file : %s
Importing data from : %s
Skipping internal attribute entry : %s %s=%s
Unable to add entry : %s %s=%s
Unable to import data - incorrect file format : %s
Imported %d records.
userdbset: not allowed on a Trusted System
Access to user database, userdb(4), denied.
userdbset: Unable to load acps_simplecheckauth() from : %s
Serious error encountered trying to access the user database, run userdbck.
userdbset - unable to lock user database.
userdbset - user database access is disabled.
Access to user database, userdb(4), denied.
usage : %s -u user attr=value ...
usage : %s -d -u user [-i]
usage : %s -d -u user attr ...
usage : %s -d -a attr ...
usage : %s [-u user] -f import_datafile

# 2  
Old 02-03-2014
I don't think you'll find an exact equivalent, but the group, passwd, and usermod commands may be of use to you.
# 3  
Old 02-04-2014
got it thanks

I found my answer.

modify /etc/pam.d/system-auth, and password-auth on RHEL 6.4

add a few entries.

The command equiv is:
pam_tally2 --user username_here --reset

This effectively changes the lockout and user is allowed to log in. The key though is the modifications to system-auth and password-auth, adding the appropriate entries for to be called on.

account required
and a few others for other things i needed this time around.

thanks for you responses.

Last edited by Franklin52; 02-05-2014 at 04:04 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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